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california initiative banning gay marriage in the state, truck down by lower courts. the justices will sift through several other cases from other state to decide whether legally married gay couples in those states have the right to equal benefits. >> that will be an interesting session. >> it is. >>> meanwhile, the holiday rush for shopping focused on mom and pop stores this weekend. >> yes. for those that that didn't like the drama of the big box store, shoppers opened their wallets again for small business saturday. this retailer holiday was created by american express in 2010. the day focus on getting exposure for local businesses that can't compete with large retailer, but there are a lot of reasons to buy local. independent . >> i went to sun valley mall. it was really crazy, super long lines. merchandise all other. it is much nicer and more relaxed today. >> this weekend president obama did his part by hitting an independent bookstore in virginia. he took his girls shopping at a store called one more page. he bought books and shook hands of shoppers and employees. >>> well, cyber
completely change the profile of california politics. we sit down with former mayor willie brown and talk to him about all of this political money spending. does it really make a difference? and mayor is talking about should it be drained or not? >> also, the latest on superstars andy. we start with developing news in urban california. >> that's right. a strike against the supermarket chain. >> contracts with union members. there was a deadline of midnight her to the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing outside of grocery stores. the two sides have been arguing over a wage freeze and end the suffering of his on sunday and change in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> it affects my livelihood. it affects my family. i have two daughters i'm trying to put through school. >> they need to come to some kind of an agreement. both sides can lose. >> they offered to extend an old contract for three days so they could keep talking about it, but union negotiators called that a symbol delaying tactics. the supermarket chain says it needs to cut costs because of weak econom
and colorado may decide to legalize marijuana today. >>> here in california, no issue has drawn more cash or controversy than proposition 30. that ballot question would raise taxes to prevent education budget cuts and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with more on this costly battle. >> reporter: listen to these numbers. yes on 30 campaign raised about $69 million and the no on 30 has raised about $53 million. as you mentioned, the idea behind proposition 30 is to raise taxes to prevent these education cuts but those against it say the big price tag comes with a big risk. >> the big issue, the big question is, what is the capacity of america to invest through its collective institution called our government? >> reporter: even on the way to vote governor brown took the time to stump for proposition 30. he is optimistic. >> i have a sense that people are ready to invest in their future, which was the kids of california, a balanced budget going forward. >> reporter: the problem for those against prop 30 is not about support for california schools. the tough sell is asking californians to
at a northern california facility for the elderly. the deadly ingredient that sent for others to the hospital. >> show us the money. one big campaign theme for candidates all across the nation. next, who is behind these record-setting donations. >> and honoring the space here on this veterans holiday weekend. neil armstrong's connection to a military icon in the east bay. it's 8:30 sunday, november 11. thanks for joining us. >> a lot of news to cover. super majority in sacramento. what does it mean for the republican party? we are sitting down with chairman of the republican party to talk about the future. >> yet, when it comes to california and the rest of the nation. we've got a lot coming up. also, our conversation with senator mark leno about the brand-new power. >> and we sit down with leader willie brown and say, okay, future of nancy pelosi. she did reclaim the house. is she staying on in washington customer. >> a lot coming up, but the weather forecast is cold. even colder than what we saw yesterday at this time. frost advisory. >> there are frost advisories posted as well. they were
. a big win for governor brown and for california schools. prop 30 passed with 54% of the vote. it is a plan that will increase taxes on wealthy californians to help better fund schools. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec over in oakland now with reaction from some of the teachers and voters alike. anne. >> reporter: looks calm out here but you can bet there's a lot of celebration from administrators, teachers and parents. now that prop 30 has passed. it is going to raise taxes and it's going to bring california an extra $6 billion a year. >> knowing that proposition 30 passed, what are you thoughts on that? >> reporter: the lesson today, prop 30 is saving the day. >> i think it's a huge day for california. it shows that california voters care about education and public services in the state. >> reporter: if prop 30 didn't pass, schools would have endured billions of dollars in cuts. >> i would say that it could have been extremely detrimental to the opportunities of our young people of california. and so this was a must that it passed. >> reporter: in the end, 54% of californians, al
police officer and four robberies. >>> one of the men involved in an infamous california kidnapping will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. 61-year-old fred woods was denied parole today for the 13th time. back in 1967, he and brothers richard and james schoenfeld hijacked a school bus in chowchilla, then buried the 26 students and the driver in their van, intending to hold them for ransom. well, the victims escaped when their captors fell asleep. to this day, some of them are still shaken. >> i remember being the last one out of that van. i looked down in the hole and they said, go in there. i said no. they said, if you don't go in there, you'll never see your mom and dad again. >> they still are a threat to me. i relive those moments. i feel more scared now. i feel scared all over again. >> all three kidnappers received life sentences. richard schoenfeld was released on parole in june. he now lives with his mother in mountain view. >>> they are accused of plotting unspeakable attacks against the united states. but soon, dozens of guantanamo bay detainees could be headed he
, but you may not know is california now ranks in the top 10 worst commute in america. and there's a reason so many people are driving solo aching matters worse. >> headlights are coming to the east bay. every day of the week, despite efforts to get us out of our cars, 73% of the still drive alone. on a regular weekday commute, it's the worst in the state. 32 minutes on average for most commuters and some even longer. >> in terms of california that's the longest. and more residents proportionately are commuting an hour or more to their jobs. >> join him in compiled survey data and confirmed that california traffic is bad but not as bad as we might have thought. >> almost three quarters of us still tend to drive alone to our jobs. maybe 11% of us carpool and statewide about 5% of us are taking public transit. >> they're is a program in california, maybe not well known but it is the law called the catch-up program. employers who do offer free parking to their employees are supposed to offer a subsidy. you are supposed to get the value of that parking space. >> people can ask for it. that's so
cut was ordered by california's citizens compensation commission. it comes on top of the pay cuts totaling 18% over the past 3 years along with the elimination of fringe benefits. >>> 6:37 now, there are -- 4:37, now, there are just five weeks until america goes over the fiscal cliff. susan mcginnis is in washington with what republicans and democrats now say they are willing to do to reach a deal. >> reporter: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what it's about, if regan and o'neill can do it, obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key is whether or not the republicans will move away from the id logically rigid tradition which was the grove pledge that they will not go for additional revenue. >> reporter: for the first time the antitax pledge seems to be negotiable. >> when you're $16 trillion in de
the california voters. >> here we go again. could see some more records set in the bay area but some major changes are coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> if you are commuting through the dublin interchange, everything looks good so far. we still have overnight roadwork. we'll thank you you about that coming up. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, november 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 which means it's 8:00 back east. and voting has started in some states today for the presidential election. >> and here in california, polls will open two hours from now. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting. bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tou
open in california a little more than two hours from now and many people have already voted by mail. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters where i imagine it's going to be busy in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's what we're hoping for. you did mention a lot of them put it in by mail. half of all california voters are expected to vote by mail. that's an 8% increase from last year. but in terms of coming in person, take a look. yesterday we did see that steady stream of voters at the polls yesterday. several were anxious to get their ballots in ahead of time. in fact, about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls today and that's because they have already cast their ballot -- or cast their vote roughly the size of san francisco. one of the main reasons voters came to the polls early, they told me it was because of their civic duty. >> believe it or not, this is my first time doing it. it's been a tough time for all of us as now and i feel like we need to vote. a lot of folks are like, oh, okay, whatever. no, it's not whatever. this is re
at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno called a committee hearing today. they found that in may, gas prices shot up to 4.41 a gallon which is the equivalent of $48 million in profit a day for the gas companies. in october, they were hiked even higher to $4.71 a gallon. but because of supply, the profit slightly lower for companies but still $25 million a day. >> i feel certain if we do nothing, that which we have seen this year will only repeat itself in years to come and the spikes that we saw in october might look to be minor spikes compared to what we could have in the future. >> reporter: so he called on robert mccullough who has three decades of experience in energy markets. he pored over thousands of documents and believes that the refineries
and pledged to stay in touch. >>> the supreme court could take up california's same-sex marriage debate as far as tomorrow. we'll know as soon as the court posts a list of cases it plans to review. if the prop 8 case is on the list, it means it would be argued and likely decided by next summer. but if the justices opt not to hear it, than the appeals court ruling that struck down the ban as unconstitutional would stand. if that happens, same-sex weddings could become legal in days. >>> what's been a favorite with foodies, now the fate of a historic bay area oyster form is decided forever. >>> cops hear a lot of excuses for bad driving but wait until you hear what one driver blamed for this parking lot mashup. >>> power ball is coming to town. well, it's coming to california anyway. when you can get in on the action. >>> take a look at the crystal clarity of hi-def doppler that you'll find nowhere else. in san rafael, it is pouring. in ten minutes, you'll hear that rain pounding on your roofs that much more. we'll take a look at hi-def doppler, coming up. ,, >>> well, it's doomsday for drakes b
picture right now from the santa clara county registrar's office. here in california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presid
30. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains what prop 30 means for california taxpayers. good morning, anne. >>> reporter: this is probably the headliner in state politics, proposition 30. it was called very early this morning that prop 30 did pass. in the end, 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. but almost 4.5 million voters said yes to prop 30. the nos 46% of the vote, less than 4 million people voted no on prop. people who earn more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny more for every $4 you spend. now, funding for schools was the deciding factor for a lot of voters here. governor brown had threatened to cut $6 billion from schools and colleges if prop 30 didn't pass. in fact, this year's budget assumes that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's about to come in will help balance the state budget through 2019. >> well, here we have. we have the vote
with prop 34. ken? >> yeah. it looks like people maybe they're changing from years past here in california. we'll see. grace lee, thank you. >>> well, south bay races taking a nasty turn. it's all about the wording on a campaign mailer that one of the candidates says is meant to tap into the ugly side of voters. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez on what it could mina very close race. >> reporter: i've covered san jose politics for a lot of years but have never seen city council races quite like this. it's all about pension reform and the forces for and against it. it has turned civil campaigns into bitter battles. >> fiscal responsibility is definitely needed in city hall. >> reporter: johnnie and robert bronstein both have solid reasons for getting into san jose politics. >> crime in san jose is at its highest rate in 10 years so we need to fully staff the police department. >> reporter: but in these the final days of a tight race for the city council seat in district 10, the campaign has taken a nasty turn. >> i think some of these pieces are racist and i don't know any other way to explain it.
at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
online. log on to our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> the long battle over a historic northern california oyster farm is over tonight. the drakes bay oyster company along point reyes national seashore will be shut down converted back to a wilderness area. u.s. interior secretary ken salazar decided not to renew the farm's lease which expires at the end of the month. he says that it should be returned to wilderness for future generation to enjoy. >>> other bay area headlines, a manhunt is on for an intruder who snuck into a woman's palo alto apartment as she slept. police say the victim woke just after 2 a.m. to find the man in a dark hooded sweatshirt standing in her room. investigators think he intended to rape her. he took off when she started screaming. >>> in oakland, no agreement yet on whether to hand control of the police department over to federal authorities. today was the deadline for both sides to try to come an agreement on the next step to handle oakland's troubled police department. attorneys for the police union filed papers this month criticizing department leadership. the
tuman, thank you. >>> well, california reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters in the last week. a field poll estimate says voter turnout would reach 70% yesterday nationwide voter turnout was lighter than in 2008 but polls in virginia and florida had to stay open late to accommodate long lines of voters. >> i have to tell you that i voted in a garage yesterday. >> i know you did. >> it was a first. i had never even heard of that, lawrence. >> that's what we do in california, michelle. wherever we need to vote, that's where we go. it was a great day yesterday but what changes we're seeing this morning! low clouds and fog have swept back onshore. the sea breeeze is kicking in so temperatures will be a whole lot different outside today. we have some dense fog out there, as well. so watch out for that. a little misty at the coastline. some fog made its way inside the bay as well, some dense fog showing up in some of the north bay valleys. 54 degrees now in san francisco. 57 in san jose. 51 in santa rosa. high pressure now giving way to that trough that's sitting al
the death penalty could endn california. a field poll released today, shows nearly half of all vos prefer to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. it's a shift from september when the majy said life in prison would ct too much. cbs 5 political reporter, ge lee is where california's dh row is located, san quentin. grace. this was a surprise outcomeo many...including the directf the field poll. mark that you should know about is that the money supposedly saved from all those legal fees and getting rid of the death penalty would be shifted to law enforcement and crime labs and the idea is to help solve murders and reported rapes. live near san quentin, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> on the campaign trail, both presidential candidates are trying to spin today's unemployment numbers in their favor. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us how these new numbers could impact undecided voters. >>> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be lookin
coverage of the 2012 vote, and that means live, up- to-the-minute reporting from the nation, california and the bay area on election night. >>> lights are on. we're back up to west avenue. >> and livermore is now heavier. >> we don't mean to scare you on a saturday night, but yes, that's the sound of your morning drive. tonight we can tell you which bay area commuters have it worse than anyone else in the state of california. here's the story from contra costa. >> reporter: this is contra costa county traffic. on a regular weekday commute, it's the worst in the state. 32 minutes on average for most commuters. but for some, even longer. >> in terms of california, that's the longest. and there are also residents in contra costa county, more residents proportionally, commuting an hour or more to their jobs. >> reporter: joanne lynn compiled survey data and found what most of us already suspect. california traffic is bad. but not as bad as we may have thought. only the 10th worst in the nation. >> almost three quarters of us still tend to drive alone to our jobs. maybe 11% of us carpool. st
it is one of the fraud leapt ballot measures we are seeing in california. >> reporter: john logan, professor of labor and employment studies. he spoke on cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >> it is designed to be deceptive to confuse voters and to get people to vote for the wrong relationships. >> reporter: the former chair of the california republican party says 32 creates a more even playing field because even though they would not be able to use their carpenter means of funding unions would still have influence in sacramento. >> unions can form their packs. they still have the ability to make kopt bugs to political campaigns. >> opponents say if prop 32 passes they will challenge it in court. in the news room, back to you. >> and stay with cbs 5 and sf.com for continuing coverage of the 2012 vote. that means live up to the minute reporting from around the nation, california, and the bay area on election night. >> it seemed more like summer than late autumn today. the temperatures above normal for november. people spent the day outside soaking up the sun. gonzalez has more on
what the guy has to say for himself. >> it's my money and it makes me mad. the loophole california is using to pocket 10s of millions of dollars that belong to ordinary people. >> they're playing with biochemical fire. >> they say you smile and go crazy. the designer drug making a come back in california. ,, . >> breaking news out of southern california the fbi arrested four men in an alleged terror plot. the feds say the men conspired to kill americans over seas by joining alkida and the the taliban in afghanistan. the suspects range in age from 20 to 24. a man that set off a bomb scare at an oakland airport will not face charges. this is the watch the man tried to take past the security check point. the toggle switch, and wires raised alarms. deputies arrested jeffrey and evacuated the terminal. >> it's an art project. i travel with hundreds of them. and people that give me corporate work, etcetera. >> the district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. he tells us that this is the first time he's run into any trouble for wearing his art at an airport
involved in an infamous california kidnapping will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. 61-year-old fred woods was denied parole today for the 13th time. in 1976, he and brothers richard and james hijacked a school bus and then buried the 26 students and their driver in a van at a life livermore -- livermore quarry. >> i remember being the last one out of that van, and it was terrifying to me. and i looked down at the hole and i said go in there, and i said no, and they said if you don't go in there, you'll never see your mom and dad again. >> they still are a threat to me. i relive those moments and they are heightened. i feel more scared now. >> all three kidnappers received life sentences. richard was released on parole in june. he now lives with his mother in mountain view. his brother is still behind bars. >>> they're accused of plotting unspeakable terrorist acts against the united states. but soon dozens of guantanamo bay detainees could be headed here to stay. a government report concludes it's not a bad idea. >> it could mean the beginning. the end for gu guantanamo bay
to california's victim compensation program. >> it's when children and youth access treatment services and supportive services they get better. and the earlier that we reach these children, the better it is. >> all services are free and confidential and they are available in several languages. >>> a house cleaner is accused of stealing from bay area homeowners who hired her. palo alto police say martha quintero ramirez stole things including a wedding ring, cash and prescription drugs from at least two homes that she cleans. police say that anyone who hired the suspect should check to see if they are missing anything. >>> from jaywalking to drinking in public, a city in the north bay is cracking down on minor crime. police there made dozens of misdemeanor arrests in the past month alone. cbs 5 reporter don ford on the real reason behind the quality of life initiative. >> reporter: san rafael's small town atmosphere is looking like big city streets these days. >> marin is a good place to be homeless. they take care of you. we eat here. we sit at the church. >> reporter: and residents li
party on the university of southern california campus. usc police say two people were detained shortly after the shooting, which happened just last night just before midnight. the four people injured were rushed to l.a. hospitals. no word on their conditions this morning. >>> and not far from that shooting three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd there. l.a. police say three people taken to hospitals one of them a 17- year-old is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and the leg. at least three men have been arrested. >>> oakland police are looking into the shooting death of a man at a cell phone store. it happened about 7:00 last night at a metro pcs store and international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt but they are not releasing any information about the victim or any possible suspects. >>> 4:33. now under arrest a man who smashed a muni bus window. san francisco police are crediting social media for the help and now there are two other guys the police would like to catch, as well. cbs 5
leadership. ed lee will be here, as well as john burke of the california democratic party to speak to the crowd, dean vogel the president of the california teachers association. willie brown will be here. senator dianne feinstein. and finally the governor. of course, this is to get out the vote in support of prop 30. the last push that we'll see before election day tomorrow. at delancey street in mobile5, i'm ken bastida. back to you. >>> the governor not the only one with a vested interest in the fate of prop 30. cbs 5 reporter phil matier in the newsroom with who is behind the effort to defeat it. >> reporter: it's called mystery money coming in from arizona and it is the subject of investigations by both the attorney general and the fair political practices commission. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups oppos
hit him in the head with a bottle near oakland's courtyard marriott hotel. >>> now that california voters have rejected a plan to end the death penalty there's a push in the opposite direction. a growing number of prosecutors and law enforcement officials is lobbying the state to resume executions. they point to the defeat the proposition that would have scrapped the death penalty. the state currently has 725 death row inmates, 14 of them have exhausted their appeals process. >>> you could see the smoke across the bay area when the refinery fire erupted. how chevron is asking neighbors to think about the possibility of a next time. >> and a hands-on lesson in the fascinating and delicious world of mollusks. how these are laying the groundwork for a new generation of san francisco bay oysters. ,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. s
will be out of a job, including nearly 150 here in the bay area, plus elsewhere in the state of california. what does the demise of the maker of twinkies tell us about branding versus marketing, labor versus management? joining us is a global marketing professor at saint mary's college. thank you for joining us. the first question i have, we saw in the news reports everybody spinning this. how much was management and how much was labor demands that management couldn't meet. >> thanks for having me. this is a combination of all things. in terms of the bakery products, demand has been growing slowly over the past few years, but hostess hasn't been able to come out with the kind of products that we want to buy. in particular, the kind of breads they make, their demand has been declining in the last few years. >> so was it no longer profitable for them to make it because americans weren't buying it enough, or was it not profitable enough for them, so people thought they would invest elsewhere or labor rules? >> they have been losing money for several years. hostess was this bankruptcy from 200
california. it's the lights. a number of flights scheduled to leave bob hope airport were canceled after mechanical failure knocked out the lights on one of the runways. arrivals used a different runway but there were still some delays on flights from the bay area down south to burbank. >> frustrating because i think the lights were out before we actually boarded the plane and they didn't tell us. they thought they were going to be able to fix it and be done. >> they had been working through the night to repair the lights in burbank. it's up to the individual airlines to decide if they want to use that airport. >>> three people are under arrest accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in mountain view. officers say they found the girl drunk near castro elementary wednesday night and bruising on her back. the suspects are two 17-year- old boys and 23-year-old mario pinto. according to police, they were drinking with the victim at someone's home before the assault. >>> fremont police have released a photo of synthetic drugs seized during raids of two smoke shops. two men were arre
, that's one of the mysteries of this election. anonymous donors playing big money in california politics. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups opposed to proposition 30 governor brown's tax hike plan and to groups supporting proposition 32. the measure on tuesday's ballot would limit labor unions from raising and spending political money. as dan newman of the nonpartisan group explains -- >> that contribution came in about 2 weeks ago and as california voters have been casting their early ballots, they have been in the dark about this $11 million. >> reporter: most of the money went into a last-minute television and radio ad campaign. >> do you think we'll ever know the --who gave the $11 million? >> i don't know. >> reporter: this political science professor says no matter the legal outcome, a move like this damages el
just hours away now, a record number of people in california have already voted including many right here in the bay area. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now from outside the alameda county courthouse where some are still showing up for those mail-in ballots. hey, cate. >> reporter: good afternoon, elizabeth. you're correct. about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls tomorrow because those people have already voted. but here at the alameda county courthouse, we have already continuously seen that stream of eager and early voters. dorothy smith waited for her mail-in ballot to come but decided she had waited long enough. >> i got to boogie down here and i'm not the only one boogieing down here today. >> reporter: election day is less than 24 hours away but according to the state, the amount of bay area voters with ballots already in is equivalent to the entire population of san francisco. >> your vote counts. your voice counts. voice don't have no choice if you don't vote. >> reporter: people we spoke to here say it's about family ties and civic duty. >> i grew up
in washington, thank you. >>> two wealthy california siblings are digging deep into their pockets to make sure their ballot initiatives win tomorrow. charles monger pumped tens of millions into supporting proposition 32 that would stop unions from using payroll- deducted funds for political purposes. his sister molly has spent $47 million supporting proposition 38 which would raise money for education. >>> by a state supreme court ruling, we still don't know who is behind an $11 million effort to defeat prop 32. we do know the money came from the virginia-based americans for responsible leadership and the arizona center to protect patient rights. who is behind these two conservative groups? it's a good question, because their donors turned out to be other nonprofits and those individual contributors names remain secret. >> transparency is the life blood of democracy. the transactions are the equivalent of passing a suitcase in a dark alley. >> the fair political practices commission says the secret donation amounts to money laundering and violates california campaign law. >>> speaking of prop
. >>> democrats have a super majority in california. >>> the bay area honors veterans with parades and a new memorial and two world war ii veterans share their stories with us. >>> good evening. a massive explosion that could be felt for miles. the resulting fire destroyed homes in a two block hadeious. nobody seems to know what caused the blast in an indianapolis neighborhood. it could take weeks to figure it out. >> reporter: an explosion leveled homes in the middle of a neighborhood, killing at least two people and injuring several others. the force of the blast knocked garage doors off of their tracks, shattered windows and took siding from houses. >> there are homes that will have to be torp down. there are homes that can beip -- torn down there are homes that be can inhabited in the next day or so but we are examining them. >> reporter: the damage is massive. >> this house is one of the homes that caught fire. people say they felt the blast as far as three miles away. >> reporter: the explosion happened at 11:00. >> watching tv and a loud explosion, things falling off of the walls.
of twinkies and ho hos has spread to california. a picket line formed yesterday outside a hostess bakery, parts of a larger strike against the company that began on friday. in september, union members reskrekted a contract -- rejected a contract offer that contained pay cuts and health care costs. . >>> tow trucks delivered and early thanksgiving treat for hundreds of needy families in the bay area. it's the 15th consecutive year aaa's yellow tow trucks made their way to nonprofits like this one in san francisco. in all, 600 turkeys will be handed out and it's much-needed help. >> we will do anything we possibly can to make sure that nobody, nobody in the bay area ought to go hungry this year. >> by the end of the week, they will have delivered more than 10 tons of turkeys to 26 nonprofits across northern california, nevada and utah. but not all bay area organizations are as important. some are worried they won't have enough to meet this year's need. >> tu sometimes. cbs 5 reporter alyssa harrington reports. >> reporter: there's just ten days until thanksgiving and thousands of bay area
measure that would raise taxes to benefit california's schools. the biggest backer of prop 38 was civil rights attorney molly munger. she spent at least $20 million on the yes on 38 campaign. >>> 6:10 now. an attempt to repeal california's death penalty law was narrowly rejected by the voters yesterday with just 6% of ballots unaccounted for right now. 53% of the state voters oppose prop 34. the ballot measure would have wiped out the largest death row population in the country. but while prop 34 appears destined for defeat, some activists are finding a silver lining in all of this. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside san quentin state prison in marin county with the encouraging signs some death penalty opponents are seeing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's because now the death penalty is back on the talking table because this is the first time in 30 years we have seen a statewide vote on whether or not to keep the death penalty. now, the measure would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. this would convert
share. >> hey, get in the game, right? california's going to. when you can start playing powerball and who is going to winnow matter who gets the jackpot. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, state. the upgraded status recognis 's borders >>> the united nations has overwhelmingly granted the palestinians recognition as a state. the upgraded status recognizes the palestinian state's borders before israel took land from them in 1957. it also gives the palestinians access to the international criminal court where they could file war crime charges against israel. palestinian president mahmoud abbas made his case for statehood to the united nations. >> palestine comes today to the general assembly because it believes in peace and because its people have proven in past days are in desperate need of it. >> the u.s. sides with israel saying direct talks is the only way to achieve peace. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton called the vote unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> for some, it is the end of an era and others, the end of a battle. after four decades a northern california oyster farm will be shu
strength. reporting in lower manhattan, vinita nair. >> air force bases in california are coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a giant c-5 cargo plane took off from travis air force base. the plane joined others from southern california carrying utility trucks and relief supplies. more from the disaster zone coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >>> well, one city in the east bay is trying to tax sodas to combat obesity. if the initiative passes it will be the first in the nation but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman with reaction on the new controversial measure. mike. >>> reporter: well, allen, this coca-cola may as well have a bull's eye on it but it's not just coca-cola. some kinds of chocolate milk, orange juice, anything with add sugar or high fructose corn syrup. they want to tax it. >> reporter: a little red wagon carrying 40 pounds of sugar has captured national attention in richmond. >> 40 pounds is the amount of sugar that each of richmond's children take in just from sodas alone every y
with live results from around the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area, as well. >>> more subways are running in new york city this morning a week after superstorm sandy slammed the city. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. over the weekend, many people got their first look at their devastated neighborhoods. >> the only thing we had was the clothes on our backs and just grabbed our animals and ran, not expecting to come back to nothing. [ crying ] >> part of our house is across the street, our couch two streets down. [ crying ] >> more than 50,000 people in new jersey have applied for fema assistance and fema has already approved more than $30 million in payments. >>> bay area red cross volunteers are sending emergency response staff and vehicles to help victims. they will be making the three- day drive to new york and take supplies and food to some of the 2 million people still without power. more than 100 volunteers fr
to money laundering and violates california campaign law. cbs 5 reporter caught up with them during their final stops in san francisco. >> keep the california dream alive. yes on 30, thanks. it was the ultimate pep rally with a few of their closest friends leading the cheer. >> are we going to do it? all right, all right. >> reporter: the governor's barn storm is safe today to convince voters to approve proposition 30. recent polls show them dwindling for a measure that will raise the income taxes for those making more than $250,000 a year and also impose an extra quarter cent sales tax. >> so the governor is asking for your help. will you give it? okay. without tax hikes, get ready for the deeper cuts. >> that will be $27 billion of red ink. that's the depth. i mean it's amazing. >> reporter: the projected $6 billion a year raise for the new taxes will go to education for k-12 grades and community colleges, guaranteeing funding for public safety services. but the polls show less than 50% of the voters will defeat them and it's a real possibility. >> if you could do it over again, g
the gulf of alaska will shove the storm track into northern california. that transition will be next wednesday. so it's a while off. it's about four or five days off. once it happens, we are going to get wet and wet quickly. so enjoy the sunshine while we have it and you will have it coming up tomorrow. >>> downtown san francisco so many great opposite is there to enjoy for your holiday shopping. 7 degrees above average. san jose 71. and livermore 71 degrees tomorrow. fairfield 71. napa 71. san rafael 69 degrees. 70 oakland. redwood city and mountain view. sunday nice mainly sunny skies, sunday any monday. cloudier on tuesday. that's a sign that things are changing. by wednesday, it's going to be raining for a while. enjoy the sunshine. enjoy the sunshine all weekend. that's your cbs 5 forecast. >>> thank you. today black friday tomorrow small business saturday. how the bay area's mom and pop stores plan to lure shoppers through their doors. >> alabama ,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby co
. >>> well proposition 30 which raises taxes was passed by california voters last tuesday. grace lee shows us tonight, young voters were an important part of that prop 30. >> they sure were. and we're curious about which polls are right and wrong, and before the election, field poll predicted those under the age, it might be up to 28% and that difference may get something to pass. >> billions more will come into schools if prop 30 passes. >> it was close, but in the final weeks leading up to the election, the governor was out front campaigning for proposition 30 seven days aaweek and -- aweek and apparently young voters were listening. it raises a sales tax by a quarter cents and raises taxes on the wealthy. they campaigned online and debated it on social media and lived with the threat of increased tuition and fewer classroom days. >> it is ridiculous. everyone is saying you have to vote. you have to vote on this. >> on our ipads, our computers, so seeing posts telling you to vote is impressionable. >> the issues that young voters care about really spurred them to the polls. >> they know the
bus company known for its cheap fares is expanding its operations to california. you can travel in style from the bay area to los angeles for just $1. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us how megabus wants to get your business. >> reporter: in an era when you can hardly make phone call to los angeles for a dollar, how about a transit service ready to take you there for a buck? >> it's about us trying to make bus travel sexy again. >> reporter: if bus service ever was sexy megabus.com wants to be your partner again. >> we might get sexy with these type of vehicles. they are new double deckers, glass tops, they have power outlets, wi-fi, sit in comfort, travel long distance express. >> reporter: they will try to make a buck charging only a buck. that's the cheapest price, otherwise most seats range from $5 to $9. they hope to make money packing the 81-passenger buses. >> we can't all be flying first class, can't all be flying or driving. >> reporter: the city travel association figures students young professionals and anyone else hoping to save money will be among the passengers
for education at stake in california. what the latest polls are showing about voter support. >> more on today's parade of champions. why some fans witnessed a surprising restart. ,,,,,, now just six days away... it now appears california vs are making up their minds on some of the mo >>> campaign 2012 election day now just six days away. and it now appears california voters are making up their minds on some of the most talked-about propositions. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee gives us the low down. >> reporter: this is the last poll we expect from surveyusa before election day. so what do we find? a lot of unsure voters have been making decisions and now it looks like this is really affected which props and which ones will die. >> say good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> reporter: governor brown has made it his personal mission to get proposition 30 passed racing state income tax for those more than $250,000 a year funneling six billion dollars into schools and universities and support may be rising. it needs more than 50% to win. three weeks ago only 45% of voters said yes and th
pepper dine california business roundtable poll it shows similar trends among the props that we just featured here including that reversal of support for proposition 37, the labeling of gmos and this could be an indication that it is in trouble. allen? >> thank you, grace lee. >>> thousands of bay area nurses are planning to walk off the job tomorrow. they say it is a fight for their survival. cbs 5 reporter john ramos tells us the advantage nurses say they have to get management to listen. >> reporter: at their union office in downtown oakland, nurses are gearing up for a one- day strike tomorrow morning at seven bay area sutter healthcare hospital. >> we are going to have yet another strike against sutter. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar maybe it's because they did the same thing in july. and june. and may. in fact, if you count the hospitals individually there have been more than 70 work stoppages in the past two years. >> for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> repo
project known as operation impact is under way in two northern california cities. the california highway patrol is providing extra officers to oakland and stockton. chp officers will be in oakland two days a week at no cost to the city. help from the chp will allow the city's police department to increase patrols in high crime areas. >> it was to enhance that effort and put more visible marked patrol cars to give a better law enforcement presence out on our streets. >> the program is set to run for at least the next three months. >>> there is a $15,000 reward for information to solve an east oakland murder. a memorial is outside the cell phone store where the owner was gunned down on halloween as he was closing the store. 50-year-old wilbur bartley was well loved in the community. >> he was always giving the kids raider tickets. kids would come in if they were hungry he would give them money to feed them. >> personally saddened by this senseless act of violence and i pledge it this farmly and this community that we will forge as many resources as we can into finding the killer. >> police
.com/abc 7 news and via twitter. >> california fair political practices commission accusing a group of campaign money laundering after a source of funding today. the state supreme court issued a ruling to disclose who is behind $11 million contribution to support prop 32. turns out the money came from two monday profits active in republican campaigns. the groups are not required to release their donor list. the state could fine the pack or pursue criminal charges.. >> now, gorgeous out there. it's one of the hottest days on record in november. >> it's spectacular. now, spencer christian with records we've broken today. >> we've broken several records today. there may be more. these are just high, new records so far today. oakland 83 degrees is the record for the date. sfo, 78 degrees and moffett field 83. 95 degrees today, shattering old records of 86 for this date. we're waiting for a final count on election day. there may be other records coming in later this afternoon. tomorrow, election day planner looks like this. the start of the day, sun rise, 6:41 warnlest conditions on the
of that moisture up towards northern california right here just about to work its way slowly down to the south. as that moves in i think the chances of rain will increase especially toward the middle and later part of the day. temperatures chilly in spots right now. 48 in santa rosa, 48 napa, 54 san jose, 53 san francisco. i think as we look toward the afternoon today, yesterday we had some highs in the 60s and the 70s. today how about this? boy, have we cooled down since the beginning of the week when we had some 80s. we're going to be struggling to get into the low 60s by this afternoon. >> thank you, lawrence. >>> outside right now, things look good on 101. we sent our photographer towards the south bay. this is a live look at 101 at trimble. headlights, taillights, no matter which way you're going, northbound or southbound 101 it's an easy ride. bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights, no major delays, no major roadwork all across the upper deck heading into s you will find roadwork on the golden gate bridge. only one lane open southbound 101. you can see though conditions are very quiet
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